WAZIUP and WAZIHUB initiatives

30/11/2018 Running an Open Innovation Platform for IoT-Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

Empowering Digital Transformation of Africa by WAZIUP and WAZIHUB initiatives. A project coordinated by Open IoT research unit of CREATE-NET center at FBK funded by the EU H2020 R&I Programme (H2020-ICT-2015), Grant Agreement H2020-ICT-687607.

WAZIUP is a European Union-Africa project developing IoT technologies in Africa

“Wazi” is a Swahili word for “open”: WAZI-UP opens-up new IoT technologies for African countries.

It develops cutting edge IoT, cost-effective communications and big data technologies for the needs of the developing countries.

On Friday 4th May 2018, WAZIHUB, an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation program was launched in Kampala, Uganda, as a collaborative problem solving and innovative approach to foster creation of IoT products and services.

The WAZIHUB Accelerator program provide IoT startups and entrepreneurs with technical and business capacity building through training bootcamps, seminars, growth hacking resources and workshops.

WAZIHUB offers specific support to startups who complete our accelerator program to adapt IoT-Big data open source platform towards iniital market replication. We also suppport the next generation IoT high-tech SMEs in Africa.